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April 20/21st Competitions for Harriers

The Bolton 10k is usually run on the same weekend as the London Marathon and this year, two athletes from the Club braved the wind and the rain along with 590 other runners to compete. First home was Christopher Davies who will be looking to run his first Marathon in 2014 in 27th place (38.51) and then John Cookson in 124th place (45.14).

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Liverpool Throws & Jumps Fixture held on April 20th had three of the Harriers Young Throwers competing. Jack Vickery competed in the U20 Mens Hammer (6kg) finishing 3rd and throwing just short of his PB (48.85m) with 48.06m. Nathan Billington in his first year as an U17 also competed in the Hammer finishing 5th with a throw of 32.02m and just short of his season’s and personal bests of 33.25m. Rebecca Orrell, another athlete in her first year as an U17 competed in the Shot Putt (4kg); Discus (1kg) and Hammer. Rebecca recorded two PB’s on the day which was a really fine performance. The first one was in the Hammer where she won the event with a throw of 32.33m and the second PB was in the Shot Putt finishing 3rd with 8:43m. In her Discus she was just a touch shy of her PB (25.50) with 25.12m for another 3rd place.

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Latest Park Runs – Stuart Furness (V60) ran the Bolton Park Run on April 20th finishing 33rd (23.54) out of a field of 175 runners.

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On the same day at Burnley 186 runners lined up. Natalya Irvine finished 11th overall (20.29) a new PB and was to boot, the first female athlete home of any age group which was a great run. Kelsey Rutherford also ran a great PB in 21st place (21.30). John Cookson in his first venture out in a Park Race finished 30th (22.03) and in front of his daughter Hannah Cookson 50th (23.51) who in turn was followed in by Megan Clarkson 63rd (24.37).

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In Preston, again on the same day, Joe Monk was the sole runner for the Club finishing in a really fine 5th place (18.23) out of a field of 133 runners.

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In the Bunny Run Relays held in Yorkshire with the latest on April 16th 315 runners took part. The Race, won by Tom Adams (Ilkley) in 15.38, saw Chris Barnes being the first Harrier home in 39th (18.17). Liz Greenwood had a great run to win the F16 age group in 69th place (19.13) which was her second victory in the Series so far. Not far behind was Helen Leigh in 86th (19.48) and Kelsey Rutherford also in the F16 Age Group 143rd (21.33).

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London Marathon and Mini-Marathon 2013

Another year and another London Marathon under blues skies and perfect weather for running. The Harriers had five athletes competing – Allan Hartley; Kaylie Panaro; David Thornton; Mark Almond and Andy Buttery.

Leading the way home was Andy Buttery in 488th place (2:48.58) – PB of 2:37.29.  He was followed in by 800/1500m runner David Thornton in 3327th place (3:20.06). Next in was Mark Almond who was running in memory of his father who was the Clubs Endurance Coach for many years and also to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Mark, in his first ever Marathon came home in 3943rd place (3:25.22) and succeeded in raising around £3000.00 which was a huge sum.  Allan Hartley whose PB is 3:21.25 came home in 5736th place (3:36.32) and another first time Marathon Runner – Kaylie Panaro – who has trained really hard completed the Race in a really solid 4:07.01 even though she admitted to suffering in the last few miles.

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In the Mini-Marathon Grace Handley knocked exactly a minute of her PB finishing 33rd in a time of 18.18sec and to top it all off, the North West U15 Girls Team were first.

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Harriers Success at Combined Events

Really good performances from the Clubs athletes who entered the Lancashire Schools and County Combined Events Championships at Hyndburn last weekend – April 20/21st. Sunny on Saturday and great conditions were followed by a real deterioration in the weather on Sunday. However, this didn’t deter performances, with Katie Buckingham running an 800m PB into the wind!!

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In the Inter Girls Heptathlon, the Harriers took first, second and third places. Polly Pearse won the event with an overall total of 3045 points covering 80m Hurdles; High Jump; Shot Putt; 200m; Long Jump; Javelin and 800m. Really good performances by Katie Buckingham to take second place with 2938 points and also a really good performance from Olivia Brooks with 2582 points for the Bronze Medal.

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In the Junior Girls Heptathlon which featured 75m Hurdles; Shot Putt; High Jump; Long Jump and 800m, Morgan Angland put in a really fine performance totaling 2169 points for the Bronze Medal and just 20 points way from gaining the Silver. Kayla Masterson finished in 8th place (1528 points) and Esme Pearse in 9th place (1167 points) and both did themselves proud.

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In the Senior Mens and U20 Decathlon, Joe Pearse continued to improve, recording new PB’s and winning the event which included 100m; Long Jump; Shot Putt; High Jump; 400m; 110m Hurdles; Discus; Pole Vault; Javelin; and a punishing 1500m as the last event. Joe recorded  a total of 5166 points which was a cracking performance.

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The Inter Boys Octathlon consisting of Long Jump; Discus; Javelin; 400m; 100m Hurdles; Shot Putt and 1500m was contested by Ben Aspinall. Ben finished 4th with 2859 points which was a great effort at his first attempt. It’s rumoured that he wasn’t too enamored with ever considering a 1500m ever again!

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Cameron Massey in his first season for the Club contested the Junior Boys Pentathlon comprising 80m Hurdles; Shot Putt; Long Jump; High Jump and 800m and came away with a splendid total of 1682 points and the Bronze Medal – a really good achievement.

Hyndburn Open Quadrathlon

A number of youngsters from the Clubs Sportshall Group contested the Quadrathlon over the weekend. In the Year 5 & Year 6 Boys event on Saturday which featured 75m; Vortex; Standing Long Jump; and 600m Sam Farnworth finished in 4th place overall with 187 points, winning the Year 5 event and Harry Jackson finished in 10th place overall (104 points).

On Sunday, again in the Year 5 & Year 6 Boys event, Jack Fairbanks came 3rd overall (200 points)and won the Year 6 event and Taylor Byrne 5th overall (141 points) taking 2nd place in the Year 6 event.

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In the Year 3 & Year 4 event on Sunday – 50m; Vortex; Standing Long Jump and 400m, William Clarke won the competition with 190 points which was another good and really determined performance on the day.

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On Sunday in the Year 5 and Year 6 Girls Event, Emily Raine performed really well for 4th place overall (187 points) and third in the Year 5 Event. Emily had to compete in the 75m; Vortex; Standing Long Jump and 600m and there is no doubt that she gave it everything she had on the day.

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Christie Sturgess contested the Year 3 and Year 4 Girls Event running the 3rd fastes time of 8.9 secs for the 50m. It was Christies first ever attempt at competition.

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